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Obituaries: Harris, Hourt, Aarne, Marlow

Kenneth “Ken” Russel Harris

CASPER, Wyo. –

Kenneth “Ken” Russel Harris: July 29, 1960 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 59)

Born July 29, 1960, Kenneth Russell Harris came to the world in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming. Throughout childhood, Ken spent time with his family going on road-trips and enjoying many adventures on Casper Mountain or with the many different children in the neighborhood.

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Ken’s mother Jeanne passed while he was still an infant, but his Grandfather Guy always made sure that Ken and his brothers experienced nature the way their mother did. Ken was the youngest of his generation and always had a bright smile when he was with his family and spread that smile to others as the “class clown” in school. Ken made a lifelong friend, Dan Creger, in school that his future children saw as a second father.

Ken found a passion for photography at a young age and joined the Navy to become a photographer’s mate. During his twelve years in service, Ken made many friends and got the chance to see the world from a birds-eye view. Ken would often joke about never having stepped foot on the water during his time in the Navy. He was instead walking on the tops of active volcanoes in Hawaii.

Ken met his then wife while serving our country and started a family of his own. Ken continued with his passion for photography after retiring from service and took photos for Ujena in Hawaii.

Shortly after the birth of his first child, Ken brought his family back home to Casper, Wyoming. Upon returning home, Ken began working at the local Cenex convenience store in Casper and built his family further with three more children. Ken quickly became the manager of all three local Cenex stores in Casper but decided that it was time for him to spend more time with his family.

Ken began working for Sweetheart bread as a delivery driver for a short time but choose a different path the moment he spent a fourth full night away from his family. Ken then began working for True Companies in Casper as an Accountant in the Ranching department. This was the perfect last job for Ken, he was able to spend all day working hard and he could come home to his family for dinner and socializing every night.

Ken was able to watch his children grow into adulthood and cared about each of them with every fiber of his being. Ken continued to put a smile on the face of others while at work.

Throughout his life, whenever Ken was not working or with his family, you would likely find him playing darts or at bingo with good friends. Ken put his heart into his work and play throughout his entire life.

Days before passing, Ken’s dear friend and partner in crime, Brenda Lewis, held her arms out waiting for him to join her. Ken took his last breath just a short walk away from his childhood home in Casper on May 30, 2020 while the sun rose, and birds called out to his bed at the young age of 59. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Jeanne and Donald Harris, his Grandparents Guy and May Stump, and Ruth and Alvan Harris, and Kylee Beagley.

Ken is survived by his step-mother Hallie, brothers Dave and Jim, step-sister Colleen, daughters Jeanne, Kristin, and Lori, son Guy, grandsons Elijah, Roman, Kratos, and John, and granddaughters Elizabeth, Carolyn, Angel, and Catherine.

In lieu of flowers, Ken’s family welcomes donations to Habitat for Humanity, Heart of Wyoming, Harris Crossing, and/or Central Wyoming Hospice.

Please click the link to virtually attend Mr. Harris’s service via TribuCast on June 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM. http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/7498158

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.


Dennis Ray Hourt

Dennis Ray Hourt: May 11, 1957 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 63)

Dennis passed away on May 31st at Meadow Winds Assisted Living in Memory Care 2. He was surrounded by his loving wife and wonderful staff. He was born in Natrona County on May 11, 1957 to Alphonse and Theo Hourt. Both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Casper and two daughters, Angela Lincoln of Riverton and Jennifer Remington of Gillette. As well as four grandchildren, Jericho, Jaydin, Jeanette and Madison.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 


Burton Romain Warne

Burton Romain Warne: March 27, 1941 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 79)

Burton Romain Warne, 79, died suddenly May 29, 2020, at home in Casper, Wyoming.

He was born March 27, 1941, in Britton, South Dakota to Robert Warne and Bertha Skagen.  He graduated Casper’s Natrona County High School in 1959. He married Judith Stocking on September 6, 1963. He had 2 boys Chance Warne and Trey Warne.

Most of his career was sales, a perfect career for a man that everybody loved upon meeting.  People often refer to his sense of humor. His family was more important to him than anything and he loved spending time with them.  

His interests included family, Music, history, metal detecting, making knives, and spending time at his home on the Platte River. He was a talented song writer, singer and guitar player. Being a full-blooded Norwegian, he was a modern-day Viking.

Mr. Warne is survived by his Wife; Judith Stocking and, 2 sons; Trey Warne and Chance Warne; 2 granddaughters, Kayla Warne and Kristina Warne; and several great grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wyoming 82601. 


Bobby Aloise Marlow

Bobby Aloise Marlow: February 8, 1923 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 97)

At age 97, Bobby Aloise Marlow passed away May 29, 2020. Bobby had an Associate’s degree in business.

She was a devoted wife and mother raising eight children and lovingly cared for grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bobby was a teacher, worked as a bookkeeper for an oil company in Casper, and was co-owner of Casper Distributing until she retired in 2016.

She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. Bobby was preceded in death by her husband Don K. Marlow, her parents, Chris C. McLemore and Katie Duffy McLemore, four sisters, a son, and grandson. She leaves two sisters, Christine McLemore Harper (Bolivar, MO), Carolyn McLemore Meacham (Paso Robles, CA) and a brother C. C. McLemore (Deanne) South Greenfield, MO, seven children, Kenneth Marlow (Francis) of Sterling, CO, Carolyn Marlow of Casper, WY, Patricia Chandler (Larry) of Broken Arrow, OK, Bobby Marlow of Billings, MT, Mary Kontz (Richard) of Gallup NM, David Marlow (Vicky) of Twin Falls, ID, Peggy Marlow of Denver, CO, 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed and is resting in the arms of the Lord.

A private service will be held by the family. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.